Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: Acts of Terror (Pages 341-343)
The truth behind terror is that absolute terror is that which comes from within our political system. The real terror is that which the public does not see. The true terror is deception. Institutions across the United States are walking a fine line, if they do not address this type of terrorism.
This goes back to Islamic theocracy. Islam teaches that sacrifice is acceptable as long as it promotes the spread of Islam and absolute control. During George W. Bush’s presidency, we saw an act of terror unlike anything we have ever seen in the history of our country. How could an act such as this take place in the United States? I believe that the problem existed long before 9/11, but the public was unaware and was being deceived.
Our country has been polluted by internal terrorism for an extensive period of time. First, when we consider theological seminary programs across the United States, we ought to know that many programs are instilling doubt as a way of converting all Christians students to a doctrine that is false… You change a few words here and there or a few lessons and you mislead individuals…That is why you must know that when you enroll in a program, you must follow the lead of the Holy Spirit, to ensure that you know you have trustworthy people teaching you the true to transform you into the leader that you desire to be, as opposed to conforming to political influence (or worldly justifiable actions). We must begin to realize that our country was to be founded upon Christianity, but over the course of time, this nation has been corrupted with deceit and has bent the law ordained by God in His commandments to mankind (When you allow for False Gods of any nature to be allowed to exist and expand, you are opening a door for the spread of terrorism…) Revelation outlines this piece of prophecy clearly….You allowed it, and by allowing it you fueled it…
Key Point: One way to resolve to problem is to shut down cities (Or set up gates/road blocks as in Biblical Times) and not allow the infiltrators into the city unless they prove themselves to be aware of what is taking place and confess their faith in Christ…A Testimony would be required as opposed to a driver’s license, passport, birth certificate or ID Card…
(Critical Note: If you do not have a testimony, you need to figure out why…once identified worshipping evil, you can be apprehended by Angels…)
2 Timonthy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind…”
I believe that we as a country are in desperate need of major adjustments and radical change. We need to restructure our entire system and understand that the devil is behind the scenes in much of what has been taking place (Again, I will point out Numerology). The reality is that many programs are molding adults into leaders, but what kind of morality, or better yet, immorality are they instilling? Let us be clear about this matter concerning the future leaders.
The morality is the issue to be addressed. Murder is unacceptable in God’s eyes without a cause to defend oneself, OR to protect the defenseless (Innocent Christians) in a no option situation… The issue of underground organizations and terrorist cells that promote empowerment to those that have taken an oath of allegiance to Allah to promote their own ways of living, away from God’s Word, is sheer evil. This has been one of the causes of many murders here in the United States and across the world.
These issues demand serious attention, and the majority of the issues that we face in our country are due to Radical Islam controlling our political arena and our economic system. The issue is that many of our leaders have been deceived and taught a truth that is other than the Testimony of Jesus…
The events of 9/11 are unforgettable. The war and invasion of Iraq following the events of 9/11 is to be taken into consideration. Our sole objective following those events should have been to discover the underlying reality here in the United States. The truth needs to be told, and we need systematic change. Remember, God cannot be fooled. God is omniscient, and He has slowly revealed all things to His Son…and His people…
I am not sure that people understand how serious we, as a United Body of Christ, are in regards to these matters…
The puzzle pieces are all coming together, and the truth behind all things is being revealed. God knows the truth; He is ministering to His Son each day.
God does not lie. Jesus is without deceit.
We are to be building leaders of Christ and not leaders of Islam. The battle that we currently face is the world versus the Testimony of Jesus, which reveals all things, if you listen carefully…
“And I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a loud voice of thunder, “Come.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him; and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
Revelation 6:1-2 (nasb) Pay attention to leaders both past and present.
Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: Ideology versus Value (Pages 391-392)
Problem one: people are more and more isolated, busy, and disconnected. Our foreign policy has become an aggressive assertion of military superiority in a defensive and reactive mode, seeking to protect us against growing and invisible threats as opposed to addressing the root causes of those threats.
Prophetic politics should not debate whether our strategies should be cultural, political, or economic but would rather show how they must be all three, led by a moral compass. Let’s get centered with God.
We need competent and spiritually aware community organizers, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, faith- based communities, and parents to help show the way forward now.
We need to be focused upon pushing parties toward moral consistency and their best-stated values and away from negative campaigning that both sides too often engage in.
If we consider the movement of the Baptist minister Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., we see how he incorporated a strong moral foundation and social infrastructure that resulted in a civil rights movement that made an impression on the nation in its expressed ideals and changed us forever.
Problem two: how does the religious foundation of sacredness of human life challenge all the candidates on issues such as abortion, capital punishment, military spending, missile defense, and gun control? These are all issues that a person’s religion has a major influence upon, and we need to be mindful of the morality behind the issues.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lamp stand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:13-16 (nasb) (emphasis added)
If one’s religious and ethical commitments do not shape a candidate’s public life, then what kind of commitments are they? James 2:26 (nasb) says, “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”
One point to be addressed is how many presidents have been voted into office by the majority of dead votes? This needs to change. From a candidate’s standpoint, the moral compass that directs an individual’s public life and their convictions shape their political objectives.
Organizations such as Bread for the World and Habitat for Humanity have demonstrated a strong advocacy for faith-based justice in the public square and have established a clear place for moderate and progressive Christian perspectives.
Moving away from a political world of liberals and conservatives would be a huge step in the right direction for positive change and would open up a new politics of solutions. We need to remember that there are multiple angles for perceiving and resolving the problem.
Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: War Criteria (Pages 397-400)
From a Christian standpoint, war is not intended to be imminent unless it meets certain criteria and conditions. These are extreme circumstances that are fundamental of Christianity. We must be sure not to attempt to use war as a form of persecution, which is very popular within the radical elements of Islam. Christian war begins with the God-head, Jesus Christ, and networks down from his mind into the entire body of Christ. This is how we know how to handle the evil in the world and use assertive actions to remove the problematic issues.
War is evaluated on the basis of Christian theology. Patriotism means loving your country and its best ideals but also addressing issues that strike you as utterly wrong. Remember the fact that Christian faith supersedes patriotism.
For example, as a worldwide solution, and incorporating the United Nations, we could have used the international community more effectively to isolate, contain, disarm, and finally undermine and remove Saddam Hussein from his radical regime in Iraq. Being mindful of the agenda behind the war is necessary for understanding the reasons that we remained there for an extended period of time. From a Christian standpoint, we are not to use our own humanistic agenda to justify a war. This is a point to be made.
A possible solution in this case could have been founded on the basis of international law, political wisdom, and collective action centered on morality, and this should have guided our actions.
For the United States to voluntarily instigate the situation was a very risky precedent. In short, this basically undermined the system of international security that we had established since World War II.
We need to be mindful of the ultimate cause of the United States taking action and being the aggressor in this unusual situation. I personally feel that Saddam Hussein did deserve to be taken out of power, but the question is: was it our job to do so? Was Saddam Hussein the source for the events that took place on 9/11? Did Saddam Hussein have ties with terrorists in the Middle East? I believe that we can categorize Saddam Hussein as a terrorist in his own country without a doubt. He was a murderer and promoted further a regime that was grievously violent and radical. His regime was one of chaos and evil, and much about control and corruption…
But was Saddam Hussein really capable of pressing a trigger that would result in mass murder? I see that the manipulation of the intelligence in this case in order to support an agenda of war became one of the worst distortions of information in modern history. Regardless, he was a really deceitful individual, but much of our relationship with Saudi Arabia and our source of oil derived from our relations behind the scenes with him…Consider the power that he had and why we took the action that we did…
When we consider the Bush administration we ought to be careful not to be entrenched into a Pax Americana, which means “going at it alone,” as the world’s only superpower. The bottom line is that our decision to go to war was based on a premise, which included the rule of law or the habit of war, collective action or unilateral decisions, effective containment, or unpredictable escalation. These decisions were simply hypocritical to the Christian morality that is to be used to contain or resolve such a situation.The question to be asked is: was the Bush administration using the correct morality in deciding on whether or not to go to war? I can see where the impulse decision to seek out revenge on our enemies could have a major influence on the rational sense of a decision with such magnitude. Biblical precepts and morality teach self-control. We are to make decisions after much evaluation and consideration. Remember, God never gets into a hurry. We must maintain consistency.
“And He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war.”
Isaiah 2:4 (emphasis added) (nasb)
I believe that abiding by such biblical truth gives us peace of mind in resolving matters of war.
Our duty, along with United Nations, is to maintain that governments in foreign countries do not threaten the peace that is to be maintained at all costs and to eliminate any and all efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. At all times we are to align with the United Nations in pursuing such efforts of establishing safety. We must be mindful of moral principles, political wisdom, and international law. Christianity teaches peace, and we are to abide by the fundamental principles and precepts that are so clearly written throughout the Bible.
As a country we are responsible for setting the example of not using immorality as a basis for our decisions, especially in going to war. The United States is to be founded upon the ideas of morality and is to seek out a desire that allows us to relate to all peoples around the world. It is our absolute duty to focus upon establishing these principles. We need to keep in mind the international law, which states that we are to invoke the authority to go to war only if it is in self-defense following an attack.
I do see a side of things where we ought to help out peoples that are suffering and to protect the lives of those in other countries being controlled by radical dictators with evil intentions or non-Biblical Precepts. I see a just cause in seeking to protect them, but it must first begin with peace talks. Start with a peaceful resolution, and then use a board of directors to make the best decision from a morality standpoint on how to contain a radical regime. This is a decision that demands deep study into biblical truth that will guide us into knowing the correct move to make.
Political extremism is another dangerous issue to address but one in which terrible decisions can be made based upon an underlying agenda. By initiating a war in a region that is already in great turmoil there is a strong possibility that we might destabilize a government and increase the problem of political extremism. We must be mindful not to add fuel to the fire. The last thing that we want to do is make the situation any worse than it already is. This is why it is essential that sincere dedication to making the correct moral evaluation is a dire necessity.
Religious hope is at the heart of the United States of America. Remember that our ultimate source of wisdom is the Word of God, the Holy Bible. There are no sources that outdate the truth, which comes from the Word. The Word of God supersedes the Constitution in its Power.
The Bible is not to be abused or taken for granted. Use it in all decisions. It will not lead you astray. Having a Christian conscience is what it takes to lead a country. Many people may not agree, but this is how you get there. It is each person’s job to connect the dots and discover the truth.
I believe that before anyone should criticize they should do the work and discover the truth from intense research and analysis. If you have an opinion, be sure that you can back it up with the facts.
“If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”
James 1:26-27 (nasb)
Leap Of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ
Chapter: Cooperation Achieves Results (Pages 401-402)
Now, let us come to the realization that in order to achieve success we must be able to find common ground and strive for cooperation in all that we do. Without individuals seeking to discover areas where we can embrace each other with ideas and solutions, we are at a loss—a loss unlike anything we have ever seen in the history of our country. We need solutions and people with the heart for our country, with the desire to empower and teach the Truth of God (7 Spirits of God).
I want to see our leaders instill hope and glory into the world. I want to see men and women who once had hope for our country succeed. I pray for the leaders of the world and hope that they will see the light and the discover the answers to all of the problematic issues. Where are the answers? The answers that we need do not come from our own ideas; they come from God.
I have passion for our country. I have hope. I see a country that has the opportunity to rise as the Son in all His Righteousness into a state that will forever flourish and allow for all citizens to live fulfilling and successful lives. I want to see those who have lost hope and desire move forward and rediscover that hope that they once possessed. I want the people of the United States to know that they have the ability to pursue their dreams and follow their heart wherever they should choose to go. I want America to be a country that leads the world and brightens the future for all generations to come.
I will not stand by and watch America be torn down, but I will demand to see it transform from its old ways….the “old self” into the “new self”... I want to see America come together and once again be the light of the world. We do this together as one Nation Under God.
We do not approach anything alone. We are a team, and we are a unit as a body of believers… We work with one other to resolve these issues. We need cooperation in order to get it done.
The heart of the country is alive, and we are here to make sure that you know we are ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We will not allow anyone to disrupt this situation. We are together on this, and we will not give up. Remember this: we stand side by side as brothers and sisters in Christ to be the example for the entire world to see.
I know that we can do this if we set our heart upon the idea: what we do, we do together!
Embrace the truth, and hear the voice of reason.
“Pilate therefore said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness of the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
John 18:37 (nasb)
The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters
Chapter: New Commandments (Unedited Manuscript…)
Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.”
What you will do is give everyone an opportunity to Believe or to follow the ways of the world and false religion…The choice will either open a door to a New World or cause one to remain in the old world, or what we may know as a dead world…
Murder is defined as to kill or put to death a human being from a premeditated state. Murder can be known as an act of ultimate revenge and death by means of an animal or beastly attack. God has seen enough of these types of actions, by the monsters (Just like the Romans in Biblical Times) of society…
Hosea 6:6-9 “For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, and in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant; There they have dealt treacherously against Me. Gilead is a city of wrongdoers, tracked with bloody footprints. And as raiders wait for a man, so a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; Surely, they have committed crime.”
This verse in the Book of Hosea demonstrates the most severe type of murder. God uses Hosea to show what the consequences for committing acts of deception by a priest (or anyone claiming to be a priest) shall be. God gives Hosea the knowledge to address priests that have lead men astray. By leading men astray you have broken the covenant of God.
Now, in God’s eyes there is no room for deceit or trying to hide the events that are taking place behind the scenes.
God discerns deception as equal to murder.
There is no greater type of murder than that of deception.
The amendment to the commandment that “Thou Shall Not Kill” is that, as Christians, we shall defend our lives at all cost. The ten commandments were written in a time when the earth was yet to be polluted and infested by evil. When false religions and gods came into the picture, the commandments of God changed.
By the breaking of the covenant with God, the rules have been amended. Who, other than Christ may make these amendments, with full confidence that God is supporting and directing His ways?
The fact that evil is so extremely apparent in the world allows for us to know that God commands us to defend ourselves. We are to take any and all necessary actions to remove those that have deceived and manipulated innocent Christian individuals.
God has no patience for evil, persecution, or deception. These are all the same in God’ eyes. Murder is a very broad term. Let it be clear.
Christians will be honored. For those who choose to persecute or deceive your reward will simply be: “You Reap What You Sow…” Remember also, that there are two types of death. Any person who is responsible for the murder of innocent Christians will endure the second death, from which you will not be able to recover…God is the Judge…
Revelation 20:14-15 “And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”
It does not get any more serious than this piece of Scripture…
The Saints are those who eliminate the evil terrors of the world. The world has known many individuals who are nothing less than sheer evil to mankind, and have sabotaged God’s creation. The Saints and the Angels see through God’s eyes…
God’s desire is to judge and remove all the evil deceivers and manipulators of the world in due time. Those who help to prevent disasters and the spread of terror are rewarded with the peace of mind that their actions are justified in the sight of God. By not making the changes necessary and giving room for terrorist actions, we are condoning the spread of Satan. Why would anyone allow for such acts to be condoned or false gods to be allowed and influence our system? Do not allow this to creep in any longer or the severity of the situation will result in a state of “No Hope for those that remain, who have not found God…” This is the job of Disciples and Saints throughout the world, also to be known as the “The Militia of Heaven.”
The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters
Chapter: Christian Brotherhood Alliance (Pages 125-127)
Who were the Knights Templar? What was their true objective?
The Knights Templar was an elite group put together after the rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple as the result of Muslim domination.
This Holy War and battle of Crusades was fought at the cost of the writings in the Quran by the false prophet Muhammad written about in the Revelation to John.
The Order of the Knights Templar was a battle fought over the desire for strong military action in order to achieve the ultimate goal of control. The Knights fell heavy into creating a regime that simply did not abide by God’s Law. God’s Law provides for the protection of the defenseless, without persecution.
The Knights of the Christian Brotherhood Alliance will bear the qualities of humbleness, humility, honor and nobility. A Christian Knight will demonstrate the qualities of inner strength and spiritual focus to execute judgment upon all enemies of Christ…or any who deny the Son of God….
The Christian Brotherhood fights battles that are not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Before the conversion of the majority of Jerusalem to Islam, no Christian Knights existed. The Knights Templar were created in order to protect the Kingdom of Jerusalem under Muslim rule.
Let us refer to the New Jerusalem.
Revelation 21:10-12 “And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven form God, having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal- clear jasper. It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.”
The Pillars of the New Code of Conduct:
1) Christian Morality
2) Spiritual Focus
3) Justifiable Actions
4) Defensive Protection
8) Patient Endurance
Revelation 21:22 “And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.”
This is the catch to recognizing the difference between true Christian Knights and Knights of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Remember Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy…)
This proves how much deception has occurred over the course of an extensive period of time, following the birth of Islam in 626 AD at Medina.
Let us recognize the symbol of the Knights Templar. The mantle was emblazoned with a red cross, which symbolized and proclaimed their vocation to martyrdom. (The Christian Brotherhood ought to reclaim everything, including symbols, and give them new meaning/life…Apply Scripture to Symbolism)…The Roman Catholic Church maintained control of the Knights Templar Brotherhood for a long period of time. The art of war was the primary focus of this society. To be clear, the mind set, having been heavily influenced by Islamic beliefs was taught to sacrifice at the command of a superior elect from the church such as a bishop or pope. The dynamics of our democracy also need to be evaluated based upon the facts of the system and how it was developed. The Knights Templar system involves a master (president), (cabinet) his companions, and the (Congress) ancients, along with the members of his (chief) general staff, or the order’s main administrative officers, which comprises the executive council of the temple. Sounds familiar…Also, note that over the course of the thirteenth century, the popes appointed the temple as the bank charged with safeguarding and investing church money meant to finance the (Islamic) crusades.
This is a prime example of where the abuse of power has taken place throughout church history.
Now, this mentality has been instituted into the mind set of our military for quite some time and abused by the government powers. We are not to be living in a world that encourages death. We are to seek war as a last resort. War is simply the last option.
The Knights Templar was the beginning of the radical revolution of conversion to Islam and a major subject matter in regards to Biblical prophecy.
Let us establish a New Alliance and Brotherhood of Christians who stand as faithful witnesses to God’s example through His “Servant Leader” Son…
“Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah…Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutues, which He Hath Commanded Thee!”
Let there be no need for war and death. Let us provide for the defenseless and observe the statutes that provide for our protection. As a Christian Brotherhood we need to be representing truth with the courage to state the facts. Be patient yet supremely powerful in representing the Truth. Do not allow the innnocent and meek to be taken advantage of or intimidated…God has no patience at this point in time for any such actions…
Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”